Half Term Sports Camps
Keep the kids active during school holidays...
Want to get the kids off the couch during the school holidays? Then why not join one of GO Gateshead's sports camps at Gateshead Leisure Centre.
Perfect for children aged 8-14 years, the camps will offer a fantastic range of activities from, Clip n' Climb to trampolining, badminton to basketball, swimming to dodgeball. Your kids will stay active, have fun and make friends.
Getting children active is not only our passion - it's something we're great at too. We provide children with the opportunity to try new sports, have fun, and really make the most of the school holidays. You can trust GO Gateshead to provide a service that is enjoyable, positive and safe.
Our Sports Camps are suitable for children between 8-14 years and cost £15 per day. Lunch is not included in the price and children should bring a packed lunch or money to purchase lunch from the cafe.
To book Gateshead Leisure Centre click here
To book Gateshead International Stadium football camps delivered in partnership with Gateshead FC click here
To book Blaydon Leisure Centre soccer school delivered in partnership with Newcastle United Foundation click here
Council legal team advise schools to be careful regarding unauthorised purchases
Schools are reminded of the importance of ensuring your staff are aware of internal procedures for entering into new contracts. Such contracts should only be entered into by those with appropriate authority to do so.
Legal Services have been contacted by a number of schools where:
Unauthorised staff (including teachers) have entered into contracts with software “app” providers; and
Unauthorised staff have signed up for “free trials” but forgotten to cancel before they rollover into a paid subscription. This includes websites such as “The Big Classroom”.
Please be aware that online purchases can still give rise to legally binding contract, under which your school is required to pay the subscription fees.
To avoid this problem, we would advise schools that:
You should ensure non-authorised staff are aware of your school’s contracting procedures;
All such spend should be co-ordinated centrally (for example, through your school business manager etc.)
Thursday 6th February
Time to Talk Day - Thursday 6th February
On Time to Talk Day we want everyone to have a conversation about mental health – whether that’s texting a friend, chatting to a colleague or organising a stigma-busting event.
We know that talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn't have to. This year, we're using the popular game 'Would you rather?' to help break the ice and get the conversation flowing.
Help planning your activityFrom a coffee morning at your work, to a stall handing out materials at your local train station, there are lots of activities you can do to get people talking on Time to Talk Day. Use our handy guides handy guides to help you plan an activity and get people talking,
Top 10 contract pitfalls to look out for in 2020
Are your school entering into new contracts in 2020? Check out this article it provides practical tips and advice on the top 10 contract pitfalls to look out for when engaging a new supplier.
Please read the attached article with some helpful advice.
If you would like any further information please contact me on:-
Legal, Democratic and Property
Corporate Services and Governance
Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 1HH.
Tel No: (0191) 433 2382
Fax No: (0191) 433 2103
Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Young People into 2019
The Schools Health Education Unit have just released a report, taking the emotional temperature of young people across the country.Some of the findings confirm what may have been suspected about a decline in their wellbeing, while other findings are new and surprising -- for example, that the self-esteem of young people in secondary schools appears to decline during the first half of the school year.
• Boys had significantly higher self-esteem than girls; this difference becomes more marked as children get older. 32% of boys in Year 4 had high self-esteem in 2018; this compares with 28% of girls in Year 4, 47% of boys in Year 10, and 29% of girls in Year 10. Scores for primary pupils are higher than ever.
• Pupils report decreasing levels of satisfaction as they get older, with the gap for girls widening more than for boys (74% of boys/75% of girls in Year 4 drops in Year 10 to 62% and 48%, respectively).
• Girls worry significantly more than boys, particularly as age increases. The biggest differences are for issues including school-work, family and the way they look.
• Family was the most common source of support or information for most topics.
• When young people have a problem or feel stressed, they often listen to music, but also report talking to family and thinking on their own. 6% of older females report self-harm when stressed.
• Boys feel more at ease when meeting people of their own age than girls.
• The oldest girls (Year 10, 14-15yo) score less well than all other groups for self-esteem, resilience, worrying (for any topic and multiple topics), satisfaction with life and social confidence; girls’ scores on well-being scales are not much difference to those of those of boys of the same age.
To read the report in full please click here